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Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the digital Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Redeem the 8-character Copenhagen Card code in the Copenhagen Card app whenever you want to and then activate when you need to start using the card. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens (gardens access only, rides not included) • Canal Tours (Classic Canal Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • Design Museum Denmark • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo • Casino Marienlyst • The Cisterns • And many more! See the full list of attractions at copenhagencard.com

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships Tour

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

Get on the coach at your hotel to start your tour. Head to Kronborg to see the castle that was made famous in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Learn about its history from your guide. After that, marvel at the forests and villages on a drive through the countryside. Arrive at the town of Hillerød. See Frederiksborg Castle, which sites on 3 small lake islands. Afterward, head into the town to buy lunch at a local cafe or a sandwich in a bakery. Finish eating and then get back into the coach. Proceed to Roskilde for a guided tour of the cathedral, which is a UNESCO heritage site. Also, visit Roskilde fjord to see the shipyard with reconstructed Viking ships and the Viking ship museum. Finally, head back to your hotel in Copenhagen. GUIDE: English only! IMPORTANT PICK-UP INFORMATION ATTENTION; THE DISPLAYED PICKUP TIME IS FOR THE CENTRAL PICKUP POINT (in front of Hotel Astoria/Central Pickup Point). Individual hotel pickup is before this time! Late bookings (30hours prior to tour start); Pickup will be The Central Pickup Point (in front of Hotel Astoria) at 0900 CET. Please note that pickups are not possible at hotels without parking or private accommodations. Alternatively, we offer a central location near City Hall Square. We'll suggest convenient alternatives if pickup cannot be arranged at your chosen accommodation. Please note; that the pick-up time displayed (as 0900CET) is ONLY for the final pickup at Central Pickup Point. The time and place for hotel pick-ups will be sent as an email, some 36 hours before the booked tour.

Denmark/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Denmark/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Denmark hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Denmark and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4, and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photos to confirm eligibility. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (including Cyclades), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (including Vatican, San Marino, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Copenhagen : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Copenhagen : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Experience the seamless blend of historic charm and modern innovation in Denmark without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're wandering through the colorful streets of Copenhagen, exploring the majestic castles of Zealand, or enjoying the serene landscapes of the Danish countryside. How It Works: Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Danish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details.

Roskilde:Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Sunday afternoon

Roskilde:Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Sunday afternoon

Embark on an unforgettable guided sunday kayak tour along the captivating Roskilde Fjord, with the journey beginning and culminating at the scenic Vigen Beach Park. The kayaking adventure lasts 2,5 hours, offering a unique perspective on the fjord's natural beauty and cultural significance. We provide you with basic kayak instructions and all necessary equiment before the journey begins. As you set out from Vigen Beach Park, we paddle gently through the calm waters, guided by trained instructors who will share insights into the rich history and ecological wonders around the fjord. The tranquil atmosphere allows you to fully appreciate the surrounding landscapes, characterized by lush greenery and the gentle lapping of the fjord's waves against your kayak. As you navigate the waters, the sun's warm glow bathes the fjord in a spectrum of colors, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. The changing hues of the sky, from golden yellows to deep oranges and purples, enhance the serene experience, making each paddle stroke a moment to cherish. Witness the play of light on the fjord's surface and the reflection of the surrounding nature mirrored in the water. The guided tour ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, allowing you to focus on the sensory delight of the journey and the awe-inspiring beauty of the sunset. Ending the tour, we arrive back at Vigen Beach Park, completing a magical afternoon on the water. This guided sunday afternoon kayak tour not only provides a physical adventure but also a soul-soothing escape, leaving you with memories of a tranquil and picturesque exploration of Roskilde Fjord.

Roskilde: Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Private tour

Roskilde: Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Private tour

Embark on an unforgettable privat guided kayak tour along the captivating Roskilde Fjord, with the journey beginning and culminating at the scenic Vigen Beach Park. The kayaking adventure lasts 2,5 hours, offering a unique perspective on the fjord's natural beauty and cultural significance. We provide you with basic kayak instructions and all necessary equiment before the journey begins. As you set out from Vigen Beach Park, we paddle gently through the calm waters, guided by trained instructors who will share insights into the rich history and ecological wonders around the fjord. The tranquil atmosphere allows you to fully appreciate the surrounding landscapes, characterized by lush greenery and the gentle lapping of the fjord's waves against your kayak. As you navigate the waters, the sun's warm glow bathes the fjord in a spectrum of colors, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. The changing hues of the sky, from golden yellows to deep oranges and purples, enhance the serene experience, making each paddle stroke a moment to cherish. Witness the play of light on the fjord's surface and the reflection of the surrounding nature mirrored in the water. The guided tour ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, allowing you to focus on the sensory delight of the journey and the awe-inspiring beauty of the sunset. Ending the tour, we arrive back at Vigen Beach Park, completing a magical tour on the water. This privat guided kayak tour not only provides a physical adventure but also a soul-soothing escape, leaving you with memories of a tranquil and picturesque exploration of Roskilde Fjord.

Roskilde: Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Sunset tour

Roskilde: Guided kayaking on Roskilde Fjord: Sunset tour

Embark on an unforgettable guided sunset kayak tour along the captivating Roskilde Fjord, with the journey beginning and culminating at the scenic Vigen Beach Park. The kayaking adventure begins 2,5 hours before sunset, offering a unique perspective on the fjord's natural beauty and cultural significance. We provide you with basic kayak instructions and all necessary equiment before the journey begins. As you set out from Vigen Beach Park, paddle gently through the calm waters, guided by expert instructors who will share insights into the fjord's rich history and ecological wonders. The tranquil atmosphere allows you to fully appreciate the surrounding landscapes, characterized by lush greenery and the gentle lapping of the fjord's waves against your kayak. As you navigate the waters, the sun's warm glow bathes the fjord in a spectrum of colors, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. The changing hues of the sky, from golden yellows to deep oranges and purples, enhance the serene experience, making each paddle stroke a moment to cherish. Witness the play of light on the fjord's surface and the reflection of the surrounding nature mirrored in the water. The guided tour ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, allowing you to focus on the sensory delight of the journey and the awe-inspiring beauty of the sunset. Finally, as the sun sets below the horizon, casting a final burst of colors across the fjord, you'll return to Vigen Beach Park, completing a magical evening on the water. This guided sunset kayak tour not only provides a physical adventure but also a soul-soothing escape, leaving you with memories of a tranquil and picturesque exploration of Roskilde Fjord at dusk.

Romantic Times in Roskilde - Walking Tour

Romantic Times in Roskilde - Walking Tour

In the company of a local guide, together with your loved one embark on a 2-hour walking tour that aims to deliver intriguing sightseeing, storytelling, and exploration of Roskilde. Learn about the city's past, find out what kind of historic events have shaped its development, and explore local gems, seeing unique landmarks coupled with interesting stories. Witness Roskilde Cathedral, a gothic-style basilica situated on a remarkable site. Step foot within a green oasis at Byparken and refuel energy while being surrounded by fascinating landscapes and views that emerge from Roskilde Oplevelseshavn. End the tour with your loved one by experiencing beautiful scenes and atmosphere at the Roskilde Harbour.

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4.7
(2,068 reviews)

Our guide Dea was amazing. I would give her 10 stars if I could. I travelled solo, so it felt good to have a guide who cared about everyone in the group. Overall, very insightful tour of the different locations. Definitely learnt alot about Denmark's history dating back to the Vikings. My main suggestion for travellers participating in this activity is to make sure to time your visit to each location. There were be some locations like Frederiksborg Castle, where you will be on your own exploring the location with less than time you usually need to explore every detail of the castle. So like you would do for a very long book, make sure to skim if needed. Finally, lunch is not included; we did stop at a restaurant at Hillerød called Cafe Valentin near Frederiksborg. However, if you are traveling solo like me, and would like to get as much time exploring the castle, maybe a sit-down lunch might not be the best idea. I ended up grabbing a panini down the street at Ōlelo for a good price

Having this card made everything much smoother from travel on the busses and metro to entry of attractions, most places we didn't have to queue they just scanned the QR code and we were in. Would definitely recommend this if you are planning to do 2 or more attractions that are spread out across the city.

No worries about payments on the go! Everything clearly described in the Copenhagen City Card. You get all your money out of it, especially with the transfer to the airport center vv and museum visits!

Excellent. I have to say Rene is a wonderful person and a very good guide. The tour was perfect.

Fantastic! Lots of amazing places and awesome guide!